would have gotten this up sooner if I didn't have work today!
For those who don't know, May 1st is not only May Day, but it is also the second annual National Purebred Dog Day! and the first year that is is officially recognized by the state of Colorado, hopefully the first of many!
What is National Purebred Dog Day?
While some people may think so, it is NOT an Us vs Them holiday. This is not a day where we say purebred dogs are better than mixed breeds. What you may not realize is that most people who have purebreds do not hate mixed breeds! What we don't approve of is profit breeding of mixes for the sake of a dollar with unhealthy parents - puppymills, backyard breeders, etc, - and supporting those sources!
We are also not anti-rescue. We think rescues do amazing work for all dogs. But did you also know so do breeders? Every purebred club has to have a national rescue group in order to exist. These rescues are maintained by owners, fanciers and breeders of these breeds. They are constantly on the look out for dogs in shelters and rescues that may be purebred (no matter where it came from) and will offer to take the dog out of that shelter, pay for vet expenses it may have had while in the shelter or rescue's custody, place it in one of their foster homes and rehome it. This takes a dog out of the system of one location and frees up space for another dog who that shelter may be able to help now!
What NPDD is about is celebrating the purpose bred dog.
This is a day where I will not be afraid to say I LOVE PUREBRED DOGS.
This is a day where I will not feel guilty for saying I breed and raise HEALTHY, SOUND purebred dogs RESPONSIBLY so others can enjoy them as well.
This is a day where I can be proud to say my dogs are purebred and they are awesome!
As my official NPDD shirt says - "Purebred dogs - They're not just for show!"
And you can too.
I really wanted to do a stream for this day, but since I have a busy evening ahead I will have to settle for something different
Share the day with me by answering any of these questions for me!
Do you love purebred dogs?
What are your five (or ten! I know it's hard picking sometimes) favorite dogs breeds?
Do you own any of these breeds, or a different purebred dog? Do you have a picture of them?
If no, which would you most want to own?
Do you have an OC who is a purebred? If not, is there a favorite character of yours who is a purebred (either someone else's OC or maybe a tv/movie/book character)?
Will you be celebrating NPDD with me next year?
(when I can hopefully actually do a stream next time?) This is also not a day for negativity, so if you don't like purebred dogs - that's fine! You're entitled to your opinion. And so am I. In case I have to say it again, I am not bashing mixes. My own sona is a mixed breed, and I have several OC's who are mixed breeds.I have owned many mixed breeds in the past. Mixed breeds can be totally awesome! However, that being said, please respect my choice to own and support purebred dogs.